As reported at the November membership meeting, DCCA has been active in encouraging the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the DC Council to take sensible measures to ensure the safety of all users of our sidewalks and streets in light of hazards posed by the recently introduced dockless electric scooters.
In October, we submitted comments on DDOT’s “Dockless Bike and Scooter Share 2020” programmatic changes, and on November 4th, DCCA Board Member Marcy Logan testified before the DC Council’s hearing on “The Future of Micromobility in the District and B23-359.”
DDOT has issued its final report on the 20th/21st/22nd street bike lane project. We are pleased that the final plans for the project reflect the position of DCCA that the bike lane should be located primarily on 20th Street rather than the 21st Street option originally favored by DDOT. While there were strong views presented by members of the community throughout this process, we are pleased that ultimately the various segments of the community were able to rally around a plan which minimizes disruption to the community while at the same time allows for a much needed enhancement to the city. This is a great example of ANC2B and DCCA working towards a common goal. You can find the final DDOT report here: https://www.dccycletrack.com/20th21st22ndstnw.
Earlier this week, DCCA submitted comments to the Historic Preservation Review Board in opposition to the application to subdivide the lot upon which the historic landmarked Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street, NW, is situated. The application is part of the effort to construct a large apartment building behind the temple. DCCA believes that the proposal is contrary to the principles of historic preservation and that the proposed building should be reduced in size. Click here to download our submission.
At its May 23rd hearing, the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decided to advance the proposed development behind the Masonic Temple. DCCA in several filings had raised serious concerns regarding the design of the development and the process by which HPRB proceeded with its review.
You can click to download DCCA’s submissions including, testimony opposing the height of the proposed development on the site of the landmarked Masonic Temple along with testimony supporting the landmark boundary expansion application and supplemental comments.
Lance Salonia, Chair of the DCCA Regulatory Committee testified in person at the hearing. Other community groups and members raised significant objections to the development. DCCA is disappointed with both the substance of HPRB’s decision and the process by which it was reached.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2019
Contact: Robin Diener, President Dupont Circle Citizens Assn, 202 431-9254, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Two Ward 2 Civic Groups Join Call for DC Council to Investigate Jack Evans
In a joint letter to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, two Ward Two civic groups -- Dupont Circle Citizens Association and Foggy Bottom Association – issued support for the appointment of a special DC Council committee to investigate allegations of unethical actions surrounding Ward Two Councilmember Jack Evans. The groups also asked that Evans be removed from chairmanship of the Finance and Revenue Committee, as well as from the Judiciary Committee, pending the outcome of any investigations. The full text of the Associations’ joint statement is as follows (click here to download letter):
Dupont Circle Citizens Association and the Foggy Bottom Association are
deeply troubled by the allegations and recent news reports concerning
the conduct of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The integrity of our
government is fundamental to our democracy. Given the questions raised
regarding CM Evans, we support the appointment of a special committee by
the DC Council to investigate the allegations and the Council taking
appropriate action based upon the findings of the investigation. Given
the seriousness of the allegations, we also urge the Council to remove
temporarily CM Evans from the Judiciary Committee and the chairmanship
of the Finance and Revenue Committee pending the outcome of the